Alan joined the BE team in 2008 as part of the acquisition of S.B. Hoover & Company and currently serves as the leader of the firm's financial institution practice.
For more than 30 years, Alan has provided leadership and technical expertise to the banking industry and focuses on internal and external audits, loan reviews, consulting, and regulatory compliance.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in accounting and a minor in economics from Bridgewater College, and is a licensed CPA and certified bank auditor (CBA). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
We interviewed Alan to really get to know him, outside of his profession, and we were surprised to learn that he has participated in several Tough Mudder and Spartan races! He also believes the Mudder ElectroShock obstacle is something everyone should experience at least once.
Where are you from and where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, in the rural town of Weyers Cave to be exact.
What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy golf, tennis, and jogging (slow and steady). I also enjoy catching new movie releases in theaters, which gives me the perfect excuse to dive into a big bucket of buttered popcorn.
What do you consider your best quality or trait?
My ability to find humor in almost anything.
What is the best advice you ever received and from who?
My dad to me that I can push myself far beyond what I think is possible.
If you could be a superhero what would be your superpower?
I would have to go with Dr. Strange. His superpower to turn back the clock would be handy for those "redo" situations.
What is your favorite food?
Tough choice but I'd have to say prime rib.
What famous figure (living or dead) would you most like to meet and why?
If I had the "liberty" of meeting a group of people, I would want to meet our nation's founding fathers. Their collective wisdom and courage is truly amazing and formed the foundations of the greatest nation to ever exist.
What do you think is your biggest contribution to the Brown Edwards team?
Over the years, I've learned to spot client service opportunities and have been fortunate to have contributed to the development of the firm's banking practice.